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CBS WINS AT THE RACES
William Leggett
May 26, 1975
In most years the running of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness signified that the network television viewers' racing season was two-thirds completed, and that once the Belmont Stakes was out of the way the sport could be forgotten until the first Saturday of the following May. If a Secretariat came along, one national telecaster or another might deign to poke a camera at him from time to time, but except for such extraordinary circumstances the middle of June was the close of the racing season as far as network TV was concerned.
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May 26, 1975

Cbs Wins At The Races

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The tone of ABC's presentation overshadowed Anderson's faux pas and indicated that the network is a long way from coming to grips with the basic problem of televising racing. The Derby and Preakness" shows consumed more than two hours of air time, during which only four minutes involved the running of the races. Viewers must be forebearing to sit through much of the hoopla that the networks put on before post time. This year CBS was more bearable than ABC by a long shot.

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